This carol was composed by Pierre Dandrieu (1664-1733) and was first published circa 1714.

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*"Ouï", "ouïrent" from the verb "ouïr" meaning "to hear", in disuse;
"prée" - meaning wide meadow, in disuse;
"beste" - old spelling for the currently used word "bête".

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - À minuit fut fait un réveil

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Monique and Lisa. Midi and score by Monique. Photo taken in a church in Lautrec by Monique.

Merci beaucoup !